We held a series of open days here at the nursery in Aherla, Co Cork during September which proved very successful. Attendees were drawn from both the public and private sectors with local authorities, landscape architects, garden designers and landscape contractors all well represented.
Ronan Nangle led the nursery tours with visits to the fields to see the amenity and ornamental stock, our multistems and newer plantations, and the mature specimens. Practical demonstrations included the process of lifting and rootballing trees, lifting of bareroot trees with an examination of the vitally important fibrous root systems and correct tree care techniques. Discussions centered on the importance of correct nursery practices like transplanting, effective pruning and overall crown development. A key driver of debate was the importance of correctly specifying trees and the merits of Irish grown trees for Irish conditions over European imports.
Lunch each day was centered around the barbecue with venison burgers from our own deer stock with organic salad from nearby Robinsons organic farm, Toons Bridge mozzarella and local Mealagulla orchard apple juice and cider.
Lifting of our rootball and bareroot stock for sale has begun in earnest from the beginning of November and we welcome enquiries from both trade customers and the private sector . Visits to the nursery are always welcome by appointment.